The Techne of the VJ: Video Mixing for the Curious
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Carrie Gates - The Techné of the VJ: Video Mixing for the Curious
Carrie Gates has been involved in the Canadian electronic music scene for over a decade as an experimental music DJ, performance artist, promoter, and VJ. Her reputation for risky, engaging performances and her support of innovation in the electronic arts has taken her across the country to perform for groups in clubs, raves, galleries, conferences, inflatable golf domes, and many other one-time-only public art experiences. As a VJ, Carrie focuses on bringing together the contemporary and the historical, as well as the narrative and the abstract. She incorporates rich, high-contrast textures and patterns with punchy clips and live footage, playing with time, scale, and opacity throughout. Her video content mingles net.art, fluxus, film noir, turntablism, situationism, and pop culture with chaos, contrast, and humour.
For this edition of dorkbot.SK, Carrie will be giving an overview of the technical aspects of her analogue VJ setup and a demonstration of how to create original live multichannel compositions using a combination of sources from found archival footage, net.art screen output, live cameras, and pre-recorded video. She will introduce dorkbotters to the current issues facing today's VJs, as well as some of the new technologies and software that is gaining popularity for the 'digital' VJ. The session will be wrapped up with some tips for emerging VJs and a group discussion about live video mixing and the VJ's role in creating spectacular collaborative atmospheres.
dorkbot attendees are encouraged to bring one of their own video projects on DVD or VHS tape to throw into the mix!
footage shot by Ian Campbell
edited by Carrie Gates
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